Shri Datta Swami

Jnana Saraswati – Parabrahma Sutras


42. God is beyond both body and soul

क्षरशरीरकूटस्थाक्षरयोरतीत इति गीतः।४२।
kṣaraśarīrakūṭasthākṣarayoratīta iti gītaḥ|42|

The destroyable body is kshara. The soul existing in the group of five elements is called as akshara. God is clearly said to be beyond both kshara and akshara in the Gita.


The body that is destroyable by death is called as kshara and is made of the five elements. The soul, which is relatively eternal with respect to the body, is present in the body and is called as akshara. The Gita says that God is beyond both the body and the soul (Kutasthokshara…., Yasmaat ksharamatito’ham…). Hence, there is no point in saying that the soul is God.

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